Ryan Gosling stars alongside Emma Stone in the sensational Oscar Winning musical La La Land, available to rent on the BT TV Store from May 15.

Not only do we think this is a fantastic movie, but we also rate Ryan Gosling as one of the most loveable and exciting actors of our time. Don’t believe us? Take a look at these 5 reasons and fall in love with him for yourself:

He’s multi-talented

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La La Land proves that Ryan is a quadruple threat – he can sing, dance, act and play the piano. From singing and dancing his way across Griffith Park to playing up a storm in downtown Los Angeles jazz clubs, this film truly showcases what a raw talent this Hollywood heartthrob truly is.

He’s a meme fantasy

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past few years, the chances are you’ve seen a Ryan Gosling meme or two. Typically starting with “Hey Girl” there are literally thousands of Gosling memes out there, all offering various degrees of hilarity. What does Ryan think of this meme fandom? He’s a bit confused by it all.

Speaking to Variety in 2016 he said about his meme popularity, “Do you remember when Fabio got hit in the face with a pigeon on the roller coaster and it broke his nose. Sometimes I feel like I’m the pigeon and the internet is Fabio’s face.” Gosling pauses. “Actually, I don’t know if I’m the pigeon or I’m Fabio’s face. Depends on the day, I guess.”

He chooses diverse roles

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Ryan may have started his career at the tender age of 13 as a squeaky clean Mickey Mouse Club member, but he’s gone on to play a variety of diverse and startlingly different roles. From his struggling musician and romantic lead in La La Land to a 1940s playboy cop in Gangster Squad to a grown man that is in love with a mannequin in Lars and the Real Girl, you could never accuse him of being typecast.

He loves his dog

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Yes, Ryan is not only all of the above but also a genuine animal lover. He’s known for bringing his adopted dog George just about everywhere with him – including chat show couches, red carpet events and even to his local yoga studio! What’s more, last year Ryan made headlines for rescuing a small dog that had run into traffic in the streets of Palm Springs, California and returning him to his owner.

He’s one half of a power couple

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Ryan Gosling has been in a serious relationship with A-list actress Eva Mendes since 2011, and they have two daughters together, Esmeralda and Amada. While they have maintained a notoriously low-profile relationship since day one, Ryan gushed thanking Eva Mendes for her support while accepting his Golden Globe for best actor for La La Land. Addressing the Golden Globe audience he said, “I just would like to try and thank one person properly and say that while I was singing and dancing and playing piano and having one of the best experiences I’ve ever had on a film, my lady was raising our daughter, pregnant with our second and trying to help her brother fight his battle with cancer. If she hadn’t have taken all that on so that I could have this experience, it would surely be someone else up here other than me today. So, sweetheart, thank you.”

La La Land is available to rent in the BT TV Store from May 15.

Image credits: Buckner/Variety/REX/Shutterstock